Kakulu Saggiaktok

Kakulu Saggiaktok


Kakulu Saggiaktok is a graphic artist based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset). Saggiaktok’s practice engages with traditional Inuit spirituality, and liminal spaces between the natural and supernatural worlds [1].

Kakulu Saggiaktok’s long artistic career has enabled her to explore a range of mediums, from stonecut lithography to aquatint and pencil drawing. In 2006, she participated in an oil stick workshop run by Montreal printmaker Paul Machnik at the studios in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) [2]. The workshop resulted in the exhibition Breaking Ground: Oil Stick Drawings From Cape Dorset at Feheley Fine Arts in 2008; Saggiaktok’s work was shown alongside artists such as Shuvinai Ashoona, Jutai Toonoo and Arnaqu Ashevak. Her works have been regularly featured in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collections since 1966, as well as on the cover of the fall 2005 issue of the Inuit Art Quarterly. She has been included in international exhibitions, including Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking in 2009 at the National Gallery of Canada. Her work is held in prominent public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. 

Artist Work

About Kakulu Saggiaktok


Graphic Arts, Sculpture

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

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March 5, 2018 Updated By: Lera Kotsyuba
January 1, 1900 Created by: Dorset Fine Arts